A basic fact challenge – can your students pass all 10 levels to achieve their ‘Black Belt’ in basic facts?
Students are given a timeframe to finish a certain amount of questions with 100% accuracy in order to pass a level (timeframe and quantity of questions to be decided by each teacher).
Each card has the answers on the back so students mark their own work … no extra work for you!
Level 1 – White Belt – addition (numerals 0-10)
Level 2 – Yellow Belt – subtraction (numerals 0-20)
Level 3 - Orange Belt – addition and subtraction
Level 4 – Green Belt – addition and subtraction with a missing number or sign
Level 5 – Blue Belt – multiplication (0x0 to 12x12)
Level 6 – Purple Belt – division
Level 7 – Pink Belt – multiplication and division
Level 8 – Red Belt – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Level 9 – Brown Belt - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with a missing number or sign
Level 10 – Black Belt – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with brackets
Click on PREVIEW above to see examples of everything.
♦ 60 different cards for each level (total of 600 cards – just print what you need).
♦ Student recording sheet (use this or just write the answers in a math exercise book).
♦ Certificates – provided in both colour and black/white.
♦ Student celebration sheet (colour the belt as you achieve).
♦ Class tracking sheet.
♦ Teacher notes.
♦ Blank templates to adjust the order of the levels (if desired) – student celebration sheet and class tracking sheet.
♦ Supplementary sheets for US classrooms (the word ‘colour’ changed to ‘color’).
What you need to do:
Print, cut, fold and laminate the cards. (They need to be folded so the question is on the front and the answer is on the back). Admittedly this takes a bit of setting up, but sit yourself in front of the TV with the laminator and time will go quickly! You will find this resource extremely useful because it caters to such a wide range of ability levels and the cards can be used in many different ways (not just for this black belt challenge).
♦ 10 levels.
♦ 60 cards per level.
♦ 20 questions per card.
♦ Answers are on the back of the card (great for self-marking).
♦ Questions and answers are all numbered 1-20.
♦ All of the cards in each level have the same degree of difficulty.
♦ Size 14 Calibri font is used. Alternate questions are in bold font.
♦ Each card is approximately 45mm by 135mm in size (once folded).
♦ 4 cards per A4 sheet of paper.
Other ideas for using these cards in your classroom:
♦ daily practise.
♦ warm up math activity.
♦ math rotation activity.
♦ independent math centre activity.
♦ early finisher activity.
Please note that the cards used in this resource can also be purchased in separate sets which are not part of the ‘Black Belt Challenge’. The cards are identical but they are all black/white. Click on these links for more information and to view.
– addition and subtraction
– addition and subtraction with a missing number or sign (eg 4+=9 or 31=4)
– multiplication (0x0 to 12x12)
– multiplication and division
– addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
– add/sub/mult/div with a missing number or sign (eg. x4=36 or 279=3)
– add/sub/mult/div with brackets eg. (3+4) x (12-2)
Set 1-10 BUNDLE
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